Book :: The Soupbox Cookbook

by Jules on 03/06/2013

in Books, Food

Reviewed by Julie: a slightly unhinged fabric junkie! She is stitching and crafting obsessed as well as being addicted to tea and cake. She is a work at home Mumma to three energetic little girls and blogs at procrasticraft.

SoupBox Cover

Julie reviews: The Soupbox Cookbook: Sensational Soups for Healthy Living by Jamie Taerbaum and Dru Melton contains 125 recipes (yes, 125) out of the kitchen of their Chicago restaurant. Published by Race Point Publishing (December 13, 2012).

With the beginnings of autumn has come the need for warmth and comfort and what better comfort food than a hearty, nutritious and satisfying soup. I simply cannot believe the number of recipes in this book. So. Many. Soups. From that American classic, the corn chowder, to Mexican tortilla soup, Thai Tom Yum and Tasmanian Duck Soup, there has got to be at least 50 that I would like to cook just today. As I had some beautiful just picked autumn pumpkin (squash) in the pantry, I went with the Autumn Memories Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Sage and Apple. One word only : yum!


The recipe contains heavy cream, which I left out due to food allergies but I’m home alone today and was able to indulge in one of my most guilty pleasures, soup with sour cream and hot, buttery toast. Delicious!

Here is an extract of this recipe for whipup readers to enjoy.



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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzanne June 3, 2013 at 8:26 am

That soup looks amazing. I have all the ingredients on hand and plan to make a batch today!


2 Jules June 5, 2013 at 2:28 am

How was it Suzanne? I’m always a little concerned about recommending recipes, but this one was delicious! Jules


3 tracy June 3, 2013 at 11:13 am

I’m dying because I have that exact bowl at home. Yesterday my husband asked me who it belonged to and I told him my mom bought it for me with the matching plate at a small jewelry store when I was about 5 or 6. I still have it and it makes me smile. I laughed when I saw the bunnies because I know the scene under the soup.


4 Jules June 5, 2013 at 2:27 am

Hi Tracy
I have quite the collection now of the bunnies bowls, despite the children not even being home, I love to eat from them and make up little stories about the bunnies who are picnicking or bike riding, little stories about their lives – I’m a big kid at heart! Jules


5 Martha Kiger June 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I loved the soup! Book looks great too!- I hate to piggy back on your post but I am looking for a way to get in touch with anyone who is now doing the site- It is horrible that Kathreen and her husband died- the postings from their trip had been so uplifting and inspiring- When the news came that they had died- I went to the site shop to buy the downloads of her work and a site liscense- I do not know if the order was ever received- I live in the US- could you perhaps put me in touch with anyone managing the shop aspect of whip up? I had heard that proceeds will help the children’s fund for some how manage their lives. I tried the contact link but could not get it to work. Thanks


6 Jules June 5, 2013 at 4:46 am

Hi Martha
I have replied to you via email.


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